Confession: we have a crush on Tiffany Schmidt’s new Bookish Boyfriends series. Once you read Book One, A Date with Darcy, we think you will too.
The book follows Merrilee Campbell, who’s 15. She thinks real-life chivalry is dead, and there’d be nothing more romantic than having a guy woo her like the heroes in classic stories. (Um, 🙋 if you totally agree!).
Well then she, her best friend, Eliza, and her younger sister, Rory, transfer to Reginald R. Hero Prep—where all the boys look like they’ve stepped off the pages of a romance novel. Merri can hardly walk across the quad without running into someone who reminds her of Romeo. (Seriously, can we have her life?).
When the brooding and complicated Monroe Stratford scales Merri’s trellis in an effort to make her his, she thinks she might be Juliet incarnate. But as she works her way through her literature curriculum under the guidance of an enigmatic teacher, Merri’s tale begins to unfold in ways she couldn’t have imagined.
Merri soon realizes that only she is in charge of her story. And it is a truth universally acknowledged that first impressions can be deceiving . . .
Tiffany Schmidt’s Bookish Boyfriends seems to be just the thing our YA shelf has been missing. It’s adorable, super relatable and, well, at the risk of spoiling things we don’t want to say much more than that. What we can say is that you definitely won’t regret giving this book a try when it hits shelves May 1.
Wanna see what we mean? Take a peek at the first two chapters below!
Will you be adding Bookish Boyfriends to your summer #TBR pile? Tweet us your thoughts at @PiqueBeyond.